There are many signs in life showing you the path you’re traveling. God leaves clues along the way. Your life is a road map, do you read the signs?
Renee Lawless is a strong southern woman from Knoxville Tennessee. She has a background in theater- if you couldn’t tell by her voice- and currently you can find her starring as Katheryn Cryer on Tyler Perry’s The Haves And The Have Nots.
Renee and I met in acting class last year and I immediately got a kick out of her boisterous personality. What really charmed me though was what I experienced one day when she allowed us to witness a deeply emotional scene of hers.
If you’ve ever been to an acting class- you know that shit can get real- fast. It takes a lot of trust, and a lot of chutzpah, to stand up in front of an entire class and allow them to witness your raw uncensored self. And on that particular Thursday I got a peak into Renee’s…
I learned that not only is Renee a spitfire southern woman but underneath that veneer of strength she encompasses this extraordinarily innocent, almost childlike persona. It was as if I got to step back in time with her and experience her as a little girl. It was beautiful. And a gift. And it reminded me that innocence is never really lost, only waiting to be uncovered again.
In this clip from our interview Renee and I briefly discuss faith and how she stays committed to practicing mindful living in her daily life. And though what she calls her higher power may differ from my verbiage, to me they are both very much the same thing. The experience we achieve in communicating with source serves the same purpose for us both, getting us back to base.
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Do you ever just stop? To sit. Pause. And watch nature? Just being the observer.
As I write this, I’m sitting in the beauty of the greenery of my backyard. The leaves are rustling, the air is mildly brisk, a plane fly’s overhead, children play next door, and off in the distance there’s faint 40’s style war music playing. Oh, and a dove coo’s.
This is Bliss. Clear and simple, loud and subtle. The space is full. There is no rush. Only everything here to captivate and inspire us.
But wait, hold on, noooo…. It’s fading into the background…. you’re letting it slip away!
So many times we get lost in the race, worried about getting ahead, the next step. Like hamsters stuck in a wheel, we are running in place. Forgetting all that is in front of us-right-now.
But when we take pause, breaking from our habitual thoughts and routines, it allows space (Space: A continuous area or expanse that is free, available, or unoccupied) for new to enter. Putting a chink in our wheels, opening us up to the endless possibility of everything. Space for nature to come in and work its magic. Because it is; magic.
I mean really.. If you stop to think about the gloriousness of the intelligence that created this world, and you, wouldn’t you just relax that tight grip you have on everything?
Life doesn’t happen in a straight line, and neither should you. And sometimes what you need and are looking for is right in front of you. You just have to be present enough to read the signs and invite it in.
Sometimes the most magical experiences happen for me in the space in between here and there. Gifting me manifestation and insight and peace. A deep sense of peace that otherwise would not be the norm for my mind that sits, perched, anxiously awaiting its next move. But, if we really let go isn’t that the most deep true thing there is? A sense of peace with it all?
Not knowing or needing to know, the why, the how, the where, we’re going or have come from… Just serenity in the fact that we’re here, having this wondrous experience. That to me is worth more than any next plan I could be making.
PEACE. It’s what we are, were, and always have been. And it’s here, within you, to tap into any time you choose.
It’s waiting, you are waiting.